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Le Cubicule

Artist: Joelle Latreille
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts Quebec Canada Etsy Shop

Biography

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a veterinarian. I always loved animals SO MUCH. Serioulsy. I probably love animals more than I like people. However, I eventually realized that being a vet wasn’t exactly what I had in mind… sure I would work everyday with animals, but a lot of them would be sick. And some of them wouldn’t make it. And I am too sensitive to deal with that, so I chose Biology.

During my studies, I started making jewelry as a hobby. You know, making beaded necklaces and colorful earrings. As I discovered Etsy in late 2006, I decided to go one step further and learned new techniques, including soldering. I officially opened my Etsy shop in June 2007 and made my first sale about2 weeks later. Aaah that first sale. I was SO excited!

By september 2007, Etsy became my only source of income.

As my motivation at school declined, I enjoyed more and more making jewelry. Was it time to make a decision? It sure was. I put my pride aside and left the university. In 2009, I started a full time jewelry program to improve myself and learn new techniques. I spent two years there, and although it wasn’t always easy, it was a great experience and I’m glad I did it.

Since 2011, I work full time on my jewelry and I’m thankful to be able to do what I love, everyday.

I specialize in minimalist jewelry and delicate rings (stacking rings, knot rings, skinny rings) and most of my jewelry is made with recycle.